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Starlight Cinema Centre

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Address: Horomatangi Street | Starlight Arcade, Taupo, New Zealand
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+64 7-377 1085

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Entering the cinema is through an alley. Going in friendly staff and fresh popcorn (large bag of popcorn). Great and would go in there again

Reviewed 20 December 2015
Taupo, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This Cinema is very dated. It needs a major make over, painting, carpet new seats, new screens. The downstairs cinema with only 12 seats is a complete waste of time. Feels like your in a dungeon. Not impressed.

1 Thank Lynne A
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to catch a movie on a night you don't have much planned. Staff are nice and friendly and tickets are reasonably priced.

Thank JessicaArraj22
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7 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Starlight Cinema Centre since I was kid. Over the years it hasn't changed much. The only exception would be recently going from analog to digital. The theatre comprises of five cinemas and one small basic cinema downstairs. The premises smells with very dated decor. The seats are far to small (even for small people) and... More 

Thank Amy B
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a family movie due to poor weather on holiday! They don't offer family passes, $60 for 2 adults 2 kids!! Seems a little high for the theatre! Didn't bother with treats too expensive! Seating is so old and not much leg room and I'm only 5'10' The cinema was half empty which may suggest what the locals think!... More 

Thank CNMcKenzie
Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Movie was fine. Sound as fine. Cinema screen we went into is the width of the cinema.... so a very thin cinema. Staff at front counter the rudest I have ever encountered... so I guess it must be owner operated. Cleaners were crap before our session... so check your seat and floor before you sit down. I was a visitor,... More 

Thank 782neilo
Taupo, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Entering the cinema is through an alley. Going in friendly staff and fresh popcorn (large bag of popcorn). Great and would go in there again

Thank steve6362
Whakatane, New Zealand
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136 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Lovely local theatre , we ended up going back again as we got rained off an activity. Good fresh pop corn , proper ice-cream but unfortunately no choc dipped .. quite an older building so toilets etc could do with an upgrade but no complaints.

Thank frangii
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2015

A cinema as cinemas should be. A proper movie theatre. It is very comfortable and shows all the latest movies without the feel of these huge corporate chains. It does everything you need and want it to do with a more personal touch. Great!

1 Thank Holly K
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

Best 3d I have ever seen. Normally I can't see 3d but this cinema has the latest 3d glasses. Comfy seats heaps of leg room. Just a awesome cinema all round. A+++++++

1 Thank Jeremy S
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

good to visit when the need wants. A problem with the screening was clearly communicated and went ahead when the problem was fixed

Thank Casper202

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